Kendall Family History

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Kendall Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Kendal in Cumbria, recorded in 1095 as Kircabikendala ‘village with a church in the valley of the Kent river’. From an Anglicized form of the Welsh personal name Cynddelw, which was borne by a famous 12th-century Welsh poet. It probably derives from a Celtic word meaning ‘exalted’, ‘high’ + delw ‘image’, ‘effigy’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Tindall, Rendall, Rendahl, Dowdall, Cundall, Sandall, Kelsall

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Kendall Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Kendall name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Kendall. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    52%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    19%

  • Germanic Europe

    7%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    3%

  • Norway

    3%

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Kendall Family Origin

Where is the Kendall family from?

Kendall Family Occupations

What did your Kendall ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Kendall occupation in the UK was Farmer. 5% of Kendall's were Farmers. Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kendall. A less common occupation for the Kendall family was Coal Miner.

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  • Farmer

    5%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Coal Miner

    2%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Kendall ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Kendall Historical Records

What Kendall family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 307,000 census records available for the last name Kendall. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kendallcensus records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 36,000 immigration records available for the last name Kendall. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 51,000 military records available for the last name Kendall. For the veterans among your Kendall ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kendall Life Expectancy

What is the average Kendall lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Kendall life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Kendall in 1943 was 34, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kendall

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kendall ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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